AUSTIN, TX, Jan.12, 2009 – PRESS ADVISORY – Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, will announce the filing of clean coal legislation, which would allow Texas to be the first state to site clean coal facilities that sequester at least 60 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) that they produce. The captured CO2 would then be used for valuable enhanced oil recovery projects in Texas.
Seliger will be joined by Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Don Hodel and PUC Chairman Barry Smitherman.
Sen. Seliger sits on the Senate Committee on Natural Resources. He was the author of the FutureGen legislation that passed overwhelmingly last session. Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas and Representative-elect Tryon Lewis, R-Odessa, as well as other invited members of the Texas Legislature will also be present.
Who: Participants include:
• Sen. Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo
• Barry Smitherman, Public Utility Commission Chairman
• Don Hodel, Former U.S. Secretary of Energy
What: State Senator Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, with state legislators and energy experts, announces the filing of clean coal legislation.
Where: Lt. Governor Dewhurst’s Press Conference Room, Capitol Building, Rm. 2E.9
When: 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009
Chief of Staff, Sen. Kel Seliger
Office: (512) 463-0131